Medical Consultant in Palliative Care (FTE 1.0)

Medical Consultant in Palliative Care (FTE 1.0)

Occupation
GP - Locum

Mary Potter Hospice provides free palliative care for the people of the Wellington Region. We have a 12 bedded Inpatient Unit, and a strong Community team. We take a multi-disciplinary approach in order to provide holistic care for our patients and their families.

We are currently recruiting for a Medical Consultant in Palliative Care with excellent communication skills to join our growing medical team working in the community. This is a newly established position to support our community teams caring for patients at home.

The role will encompass assisting the teams with triage, initial assessments, care planning for complex scenarios, day service clinics, and visits to patient’s homes. You will provide backup for the In-patient Unit and the Hospice afterhours service. As a consultant, you will be involved with the education and support for primary care providers and medical students, and contribute to the Hospice education programme and the training of Junior Doctors.

Our core values of Respect, Compassion, Dignity, Hospitality and Stewardship are very important to us and we apply these to the people who work here as much as our patients and whānau.

If you are excited by the prospect of contributing in a substantial way to the future of Mary Potter Hospice and palliative care in New Zealand, we would love to talk with you further. A job description and application form can be obtained from our website

For further information please email Dr Astrid Adams or to apply please send your application including a cover letter, CV and Mary Potter Hospice application form to Catherine Hart, Executive PA, PO Box 7442, Newtown, Wellington 6242.

Wellington